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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

#24- AubreyJ’s Energy Update Report - October 13, 2009

AubreyJ’s Latest Energy Update Report
Wind Farms Interfering With National Weather Service Doppler Radars
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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* Philly.com brings us the following report this early Tuesday afternoon and it starts off like this... WIND FARMS in upstate New York are interfering with National Weather Service Doppler radars, making it more difficult to detect and assess approaching lake effect snow storms... The spinning blades on the towering turbines can cause problems by reflecting some of the radar's signal, which can be falsely interpreted as wind or precipitation. The reflections can make storms coming off lakes Erie and Ontario look stronger than they actually are, but the structures can also act like a wall and hide a storm from forecasters... "It's more of an annoyance than a critical issue," said Bill Hibbert, a meteorologist and radar specialist with the weather service in Buffalo...
Read the full report at link below...
Wind farms interfering with weather radar in NY
. NWS Buffalo Doppler Radar-Photo courtesy of NOAA
Read more on topic at links below...
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National Weather Service wind farm info
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American Wind Energy Association
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